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Nico Saieh

Architectural Photographer based in Santiago, Chile

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Spotlight: Alejandro Aravena

10:30 - 22 June, 2018
Innovation Center UC - Anacleto Angelini. Image © Nico Saieh
Innovation Center UC - Anacleto Angelini. Image © Nico Saieh

As founder of the “Do Tank” firm ELEMENTAL, Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena (born on June 22, 1967) is perhaps the most socially-engaged architect to receive the Pritzker Prize. Far from the usual aesthetically driven approach, Aravena explains that “We don’t think of ourselves as artists. Architects like to build things that are unique. But if something is unique it can’t be repeated, so in terms of it serving many people in many places, the value is close to zero.” [1] For Aravena, the architect’s primary goal is to improve people's way of life by assessing both social needs and human desires, as well as political, economic and environmental issues.

Spotlight: Smiljan Radić

10:30 - 21 June, 2018
Spotlight: Smiljan Radić,  The Winery at VIK. Image © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma
The Winery at VIK. Image © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma

Mainly known outside of his home country for his design of the 2014 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, architect Smiljan Radić (born June 21, 1965) is one of the most prominent figures in current Chilean architecture. With a distinctive approach to form, materials, and natural settings, Radić mostly builds small- to medium-sized projects that flirt with the notion of fragility.

2014 Serpentine Pavilion. Image © Danica O. Kus Copper House 2. Image © Smiljan Radic Mestizo Restaurant. Image © Smiljan Radic Zwing Bus Stop. Image © Yuri PALMIN + 13

San José de la Sierra Building / German del Rio, Nicolas del Rio, Roberto Farias

11:00 - 7 June, 2018
San José de la Sierra Building / German del Rio, Nicolas del Rio, Roberto Farias, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh
  • Architect

    German del Rio, Nicolas del Rio, Roberto Farias
  • Location

    Las Condes, Santiago, Chile
  • Author Architectes

    German del Rio, Nicolás del Rio, Roberto Farías
  • Collaborators

    Magdalena Besomi, Víctor Arancibia, Juan Gigoux, Felipe Camus
  • Area

    4897.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographer

Spotlight: Toyo Ito

01:00 - 1 June, 2018
Spotlight: Toyo Ito, Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2002 / Toyo Ito + Cecil Balmond + Arup. Image © Sylvain Deleu
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2002 / Toyo Ito + Cecil Balmond + Arup. Image © Sylvain Deleu

As one of the leading architects of Japan's increasingly highly-regarded architecture culture, 2013 Pritzker Laureate Toyo Ito (born June 1, 1941) has defined his career by combining elements of minimalism with an embrace of technology, in a way that merges both traditional and contemporary elements of Japanese culture.

Tower of Winds. Image © Tomio Ohashi Tama Art University Library. Image © Iwan Baan Sendai Mediatheque. Image © Nacasa & Partners Inc. Taichung Metropolitan Opera House. Image © Lucas K. Doolan + 16

Chucao House / ABESTUDIO

13:00 - 27 May, 2018
Chucao House / ABESTUDIO, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh + 43

  • Architects

  • Location

    Coñaripe, Chile
  • Author Architects

    Javier Alcalde Bazán y Sebastián Browne Urrejola
  • Area

    212.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Smiljan Radic Receives the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize 2018

14:00 - 26 May, 2018
Smiljan Radic Receives the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize 2018, Image © Iwan Baan
Image © Iwan Baan

Chilean architect Smiljan Radic was announced the winner of the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize 2018 Architecture Awards from The American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York.

The academy's annual architecture awards program began in 1955 with the opening of the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize. The prize is given to an architect of any nationality who has made a significant contribution to architecture as an art. The program has since been expanded to include four Arts and Literature Awards for American architects that explore ideas in architecture through any medium of expression.

12 Cachagua / Mobil Arquitectos

11:00 - 11 May, 2018
12 Cachagua / Mobil Arquitectos, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh + 18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Cachagua, Zapallar, Valparaíso Region, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Patricio Browne
  • Area

    2470.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Austrian Pavilion at 2018 Venice Biennale to Focus on the Importance of "Free Space" in Urban Spaces

06:00 - 9 May, 2018
Austrian Pavilion at 2018 Venice Biennale to Focus on the Importance of "Free Space" in Urban Spaces, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

As part of our 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale coverage we present the proposal for the Austrian Pavilion. Below, the participants describe their contribution in their own words.

Cities are largely defined by their public spaces. It is here that a range of user expectations come together. The aim of urban design is to find a balance, to act with an eye to the future and cities are largely defined by their public spaces. It is here that a range of user expectations come together. The aim of urban design is to find a balance, to act with an eye to the future and to increase the attention given to public space. Public space is social space. And this is precisely why design is so important. In terms of architectural language, the quality of public space is defined by the balance between space and place, by convincing materials and by major urban design signals as much as by spontaneous and informal gestures. And, always, by high aesthetic aspirations.

Smiljan Radic: "I Always Collect Things From All Over; There Is Little Invention"

14:00 - 6 May, 2018
Mestizo Restaurant / Smiljan Radic. Image © Gonzalo Puga
Mestizo Restaurant / Smiljan Radic. Image © Gonzalo Puga

A lot of things are said about Smiljan Radic. Some say that he belongs to an architecture that borders on the sculptural. It is also said that both his aesthetic and his silence is admired by his peers. It is also said that he is so hermetic that he doesn’t even have a website to promote his work. All these things are said about the 52 years old Chilean architect, before he starts his talk "more or less a year," at the Puerto de Ideas Festival in Valparaíso (Chile), where he reviews his latest projects.

"Saying something -and saying something else- has always seemed impossible or very difficult for me. I always collect things from everywhere. And that's what I do. There isn’t much more to it than that: there is little invention. In spite of everything, one has to end up talking, saying things. And today we are going to talk about what I could and could not do in the past year", he says at the beginning of his talk at the Cousiño Palace in Valparaíso.

PF House / [ b e l e v ê ] + Hrdalo Arq

15:00 - 3 May, 2018
PF House / [ b e l e v ê ] + Hrdalo Arq, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh + 28

22 Projects Named Continental Winners of Prix Versailles 2018

14:00 - 16 April, 2018
22 Projects Named Continental Winners of Prix Versailles 2018, Apple Store Michigan Avenue © Nigel Young - Il Mercato image © Documentación Arquitectónica - Ateliê Wäls image © Daniel Mansur - Japan House São Paulo image © FLAGRANTE - Norton Restaurant Image © Haruo Mikami - Ixi’im Restaurant Image © Eduardo Calvo Santisbón. Image
Apple Store Michigan Avenue © Nigel Young - Il Mercato image © Documentación Arquitectónica - Ateliê Wäls image © Daniel Mansur - Japan House São Paulo image © FLAGRANTE - Norton Restaurant Image © Haruo Mikami - Ixi’im Restaurant Image © Eduardo Calvo Santisbón. Image

On Saturday in Santiago, Chile, the Prix Versailles Committee announced the continental winners of its annual awards celebrating built commercial architecture.

Ten winning projects in Central America, the South and the Caribbean and twelve in North America are awarded in four categories: storesshopping mallshotels and restaurants. In May, built projects in Africa and Asia will be awarded in Algiers and Beijing. The European winners will be announced in Paris.

Check a gallery of the continental winners projects, below.

Continental Winners Central America, the South and the Caribbean:

Livinn Santiago / RS Arquitectura

17:00 - 27 March, 2018
Livinn Santiago / RS Arquitectura, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lord Cochrane 166, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile
  • Author Architect

    Juan Carlos Sotomayor Correa
  • Architect in Charge

    Nicolas Hernández Pons
  • Area

    12784.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

SeDu House / Pe+Br+Re arquitectos

09:00 - 24 March, 2018
SeDu House  / Pe+Br+Re arquitectos, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh + 16

  • Architect

  • Location

    Puerto Varas, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Sebastián Bruna
  • Area

    308.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

El Boldo House / SUN Arquitectos

09:00 - 23 March, 2018
El Boldo House / SUN Arquitectos, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh + 36

  • Architects

  • Location

    Zapallar, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Juan Eduardo Salinas, Balazs Rose
  • Area

    400.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Seis Building / SML ARQUITECTOS + MATHIAS KLOTZ

13:00 - 12 March, 2018
Seis Building / SML ARQUITECTOS + MATHIAS KLOTZ, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh + 27

  • Architects

  • Location

    El Quisco 3160, Las Condes, Región Metropolitana, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    SML ARQUITECTOS + MATHIAS KLOTZ
  • Area

    1306.31 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Yellow House / Aguilo & Pedraza Arquitectos

14:00 - 11 March, 2018
Yellow House / Aguilo & Pedraza Arquitectos, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh + 11

Spotlight: Alvar Aalto

06:00 - 3 February, 2018
Spotlight: Alvar Aalto, Säynätsalo Town Hall. Image © Fernanda Castro
Säynätsalo Town Hall. Image © Fernanda Castro

As one of the key figures of midcentury Modernism and perhaps Finland's most celebrated architect, Alvar Aalto (3 February 1898 – 11 May 1976) was known for his humanistic approach to Modernism. For his characteristically Finnish take on architecture, Aalto has become a key reference point for architecture in the Nordic countries, and his commitment to creating a total work of art left many examples of his design genius not only in buildings but also in their interior features, including furniture, lamps, and glassware design.

MIT Baker House Dormitory. Image © <a href='https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Baker_House,_MIT,_Cambridge,_Massachusetts.JPG'>Wikimedia user Daderot</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en'>CC BY-SA 3.0</a> Muuratsalo Experimental House. Image © Nico Saieh Riola Parish Church. Image © Franco Di Capua Säynätsalo Town Hall. Image © <a href='https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SaynatsaloTownHall.jpg'>Wikimedia user Zache</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en'>CC BY-SA 3.0</a> + 20

Venice Biennale 2018: Danish Pavilion to Focus on the Power of Collaborative Innovation

12:00 - 6 January, 2018
Venice Biennale 2018: Danish Pavilion to Focus on the Power of Collaborative Innovation, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

The Danish pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale will demonstrate the power of collaborative innovation through large-scale installations. Architect and Head of Institute of Architecture & Technology at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Natalie Mossin was selected to be the Danish pavilion curator by several prestigious organizations including The Danish Architecture Centre, The Danish Ministry of Culture, Realdania and the Danish Arts Foundation.